Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Changes

     Well, the migraine is on a downswing now, but it got a whole lot worse before it got better.  I did end up in a ball on my office floor and hanging over the porcelin throne.  But I'm [marginally] better now, and ramping up to trying to crank out a whole day's work in less than half a day.

     But first, here's a post I started a while ago and have finally become inspired to really post.  I would love input please!

      Cheap Wine and Cookies has always been kindof a mess.  It's like my desk, it's a little cluttered, and while I do have some form of organization I never waste the time making it perfectly pretty.  This probably makes me an amature blogger.  That's fine.  I am an amature blogger and I probably always will be.  I'm not here to make money or sell things, I'm not here for any kind of self promotion.  I started blogging about 8 years ago as an alternative method of journalling, and I stayed blogging because of all the great friendships I formed.

     For a couple months now - hell, probably longer than that - I've been thinking about changing things.  The recent hacker nonesense has spurred me to try to move forward with those changes.  I have some pages up there at the top that I like, but I haven't established the functionality in them that I really want.

     I need to make some adjustments to the code of my page so it shows up properly formated and in a visually pleasing manner every time.

      I want to display my wonderful friends' buttons.

      There are a million super fun ideas I have for this here little amature blog, but I have neither the time nor the skill to put them into play.  You would never know that when I was a freshman in college I was a website designer would you?  I was pretty good, too.  But it was a different kind of web page - one for facilitating peer-reviewed achademic feminist research.  AND it was straight up HTML, top to bottom.

      I SOOO don't have the energy or time for that anymore, and it's not really the way things are done these days anyway.  I don't know a thing about CSS.

     So I need an overall structure make over here.  I need increased functionality and the knowledge to impliment that further when I choose.

      And that won't be the only change.  Another reason I need to make the changes I'm contemplating is that I just can't continue blogging at the pace I have been.  As I get more and more sought after at work, I get more and more busy.  My home life is never going to "calm down."  Whose ever does?  I have less and less time for this blog and I need to restructure it to get the most out of the little time I can spend here.

      As much as I hate to say it, I see Cheap Wine and Cookies dropping to only a post or two a week.  But, as such, I want to make those posts really worth the effort.  And we'll see if my blogging addiction ever really lets up enough to allow me to blog that rarely.  And, ultimately I really like these ideas and I want to see them played out here on the interwebs.

     But here, HERE is the big problem with all of it:  I don't blog for profit.  I don't blog for any real "gainful" reason other than for it's own sake.  As such, I'm not willing to pay someone to overhaul my blog, as much as I'd love to.  Maybe if I didn't have 6 bazillion dollars in student loan debt.  I could teach myself.  But that takes time I don't have.

     So here's my plea:  If anyone out there knows anyone who knows about this stuff - in particular about increasing functionality on the other pages attached to the blog, who wants to help me out of the kindness of their heart or in exchange for a blog review or a batch of spinach brownies or some personalized ethical eating/nutritional advisement, send them my way. 

     I MAY have to move my blog to a different server, but I really don't want to.  I annoys the crap out of me when people move their blogs around over and over.  Even if it's necessary.  It still annoys me.

     Anyone out there have any ideas on who might be able to help me?

      Anyone out there know anything about moonfruit?  Opinions?

3 comments:

MiMi said...

I don't know anything about it really. I wish I did!
What the hell is moonfruit?

Lourie said...

I feel your pain. Migraines are the worst. And I wish they could cure them. Not sure how to help out on the blogging questions...I'm an amateur too. ;)

Andie said...

I can try to help ya, depending on what you need. And, migraines are the worst. I get them all the time.

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